On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 12:39:41AM +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I can send and receive email through the eircom webmail service,
> but haven't managed to send email from Mozilla.
> I get the message "Unable to access SMTP server %S".
> although I have set the mail-server (in and out)
> to mail1.eircom.net as prescribed.
> (Both mail.eircom,net and smtp.eircom,net are aliases for this.)
>> I should confess at this point that I am working on a laptop
> connected (wirelessly) to the internet via my desktop.
> I don't know if any firewall issue could arise?
> I can ping all the servers involved from my laptop.
I dont use either mozilla mail or eircom, but I generally find telneting
to the port you're having difficulty with a better troubleshooting tool
than using ping. So in your case I'd try "telnet mail.eircom.net 25"
If its working you should get something like:
Connected to mail1.eircom.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 mail00.svc.cra.dublin.eircom.net ESMTP
Hit control ] then enter to exit.
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